THE LATEST in the aches, pains & eligibility departments:
Marina Arzamasova of Belarus, the ’15 world 800 champ, will skip ’18 due to pregnancy.
A fracture in her right foot kept Portugal’s Jessica Augusto out of Boston.
Former NYC marathon champ Stanley Biwott withdrew from London with a leg injury.
Canadian middle distance star Nate Brannen, twice an NCAA 800 champ for Michigan, has retired at age 35.
Washington State TJer Tonye’cia Burks tore a ligament in her ankle during the indoor season that cost her 2 months of jumping.
Ryan Crouser missed the entire indoor season with an injured index finger on his throwing hand.
Sara Hall withdrew from the Boston Marathon with an injury to her sacroiliac.
German discus ace Robert Harting, 33, has torn his right quadriceps tendon in his knee. The 3-time world champ is nonetheless planning to compete this season.
Jordan Hasay was a last-minute drop from Boston due to a stress reaction in her heel, in the same foot where plantar fascia troubled her several weeks earlier.
Callum Hawkins is taking 3-4 weeks off after his dramatic collapse in the Commonwealth Games marathon.
Southeastern Louisiana’s Devin King suffered a minor hand injury when a pole broke on him at the LSU Alumni Gold meet. He will skip Conference,but plans to be back for NCAA Regionals.
An EPO ban coming for 3-time world 1500 champ Asbel Kiprop? The UK Press Association is reporting that the 28-year-old Kenyan has failed an out-of-competition test for the illegal blood-boosting substance.
A spine injury knocked Eunice Kirwa out of Boston.
Texas A&M javelin thrower Ioánnis Kyriazís has been recovering from a groin injury this spring, but the defending NCAA champ remains our NCAA favorite and plans to throw at the SEC meet.
Oregon’s Sam Nadel, who transferred from Georgetown last year as a fifth-year senior, has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA because of her injuries last season.
A dicey Achilles knocked Aussie hurdler Sally Pearson out of the Commonwealth Games.
Chanelle Price had surgery in February to fix a rebreak of the fifth metatarsal in her foot.
Dathan Ritzenhein was sidelined by an inflammation of the SI joint in his buildup to Boston.
Galen Rupp was treated for asthma and hypothermia after dropping out of the Boston Marathon.
Tanzanian Alphonce Simbu withdrew from London with a bad hamstring.
A minor foot injury has briefly sidelined Chinese sprinter Bingtian Su.
South African 400 hurdler LJ van Zyl, 9 times a world ranker, has retired at 32. □